21 Ernest DesRoches

St Peter and St Paul, Prince Edward Island

From the tiny province of Prince Edward Island comes this story of a tragedy and a survival. It’s the story of a family called The Ellsworths, and a man who would change their lives.

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Information sources
Killer cancels his own parole hearing; “Remarkably devoid of emotion", by Gary Dimmock, November 1, 2011
Three convicted killers grabbed two prison guards at Dorchester..., UPI, October 1980
Prison officials now believe three convicts holding two prison... UPI, October 1980
One of two captive prison guards died Friday night..., UPI, October 1980
A coroner's jury recommended a return to capital punishment..., UPI, October 1980
P.E.I. killer denied full parole, The Guardian, November 16, 2011
CLIPPING: A nightmare revisited: Twenty-five years after a crime that left two dead and two injured, Gloria Ellsworth recalls the chilling details, by Wayne Thibodeau. The Guardian (Charlottetown), News, Saturday, February 27, 1999
P.E.I. community rallies to buy new accessible van for woman with disabilities, CBC News, July 7, 2016
Gloria gets her van, by Melissa Heald, peicanada.com, August 31, 2016
Honouring our fallen officers, Correctional Service Canada
Types of Release, Correctional Service Canada
Parole Decision-Making: Myths and Realities, Parole Board of Canada
Prince Edward Island on Wikipedia

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Research and writing: Noelle Cyr
Narration and music arrangement:  Kristi Lee
Audio production: Erik Krosby

Music credits:
Music below is used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Podcast theme music: Space Trip.  http://www.dl-sounds.com/royalty-free/space-trip/
Scott Gratton - Had You Been
Chris Zabriskie - The House Glows With Almost No Help
Kevin McLeod - Blue Sizzle
Kai Engel - Imminence
Kai Engel - aspirato
Hawkin - -1 Week 1 - rain
Kevin McLeod - Lightless Dawn
Podington Bear - Dark Water
Kai Engel - Denouement